How Long Are Text Messages Queued When My Phone Has No Data or Cellular Connection?

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Answer

When a phone has no network connection, text messages sent to it are queued and re-tried for two hours. After 2 hours of failed message attempts, the message is discarded.

Additional Notes

Generally, if your phone is off or not connected to any data or cell source, any messages sent during this time will not be received until the next time you connect to cell (Given that network connection is reestablished within two hours).

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